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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman SMITH, EDWIN, U.S. Navy

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SMITH, EDWIN

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1841, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: New York
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On board the U.S.S. Whitehead in the attack upon Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When his ship became grounded in a narrow passage as she rounded a bend in the Blackwater River, Smith, realizing the hazards of lowering a boat voluntarily swam to shore with a line under the enemy's heavy fire. His fearless action enabled his ship to maintain steady fire and keep the enemy in check during the battle.